Issue 40040

Summary: Managing section/page breaks in Writer documents
Product: Writer Reporter: roobarb <m.watts>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: andreas.martens, caolanm, dave.h, issues
Version: OOo 1.1.2   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description roobarb 2005-01-06 15:44:57 UTC
When editing a document, a user may wish to ensure that some text always appears
on its own page.
The user will typically "Insert > Manual Break" and insert a Page Break to do this.

When trying to remove the break, the user may try to insert the cursor at the
end of the preceding page and use the 'delete' key to remove the break.
This doesn't actually do anything, since although the user 'inserted' a page
break, what actually happened was a paragraph attribute was set incicating that
a page break should occur before the current paragraph.

This is very confusing for the user, since the reverse of 'inserting' a page
break is not to delete it.

Discussing this problem on the IRC channel, it was suggested
that the delete action at the end of a paragraph could check if the next
paragraph has the break attribute set, and unset that attribute (thus removing
the break) before deleting the end of paragraph marker.

A short-term alrernative may be to have 'remove break' on the context menu for a
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-01-12 13:47:55 UTC
It could be a useful thing, that not the whole break is deleted (which means,
that  the paragraphs are also merged by this) but only the page break is taken
away. This seems to be more logical than the current behaviour.
Comment 2 cno 2006-05-01 08:19:07 UTC
This is still te same in 2.0.x
And also on Windows